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Ukrainian forces hold defense against Russian attacks in Pokrovsk direction – Ukraine’s General Staff

16 June, 2024 Sunday
14:42

In the past day, there were 118 combat clashes at the front. The situation in the Pokrovsk direction is tense as the occupying troops try, and fail, to breach Ukrainian defenses

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This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of 10:00 a.m. on June 16.

Yesterday, Russian troops launched three missile strikes using eight missiles, and 47 airstrikes, including 66 guided aerial bombs, and fired over 4,000 shots, 102 from MLRS.

The General Staff highlights that since the beginning of June, Russian forces have used over 1,050 guided aerial bombs on military and civilian targets.

41 clashes today: Frontline situation 

In the Kharkiv direction, a Russian attack on the Ukrainian Defense Forces units near Vovchansk failed. Over the past day, Russian losses in this area include more than 180 killed or wounded, one IFV, two artillery systems, and four cars.

The Russian assault in the Lyman direction also failed. Positions were maintained.

In the Siversk direction, Russian troops' activity is high with five combat clashes since morning. Ukrainian defenders repelled one attack each near Rozdolivka and Verkhnyokamyanske, with three more clashes ongoing near Rozdolivka.

Today, in the Pokrovsk direction, Russia made 18 attempts to breach Ukrainian defenses near Novooleksandrivka, Yevhenivka, Sokil, and Umanske. Nine attacks were repulsed, with nine still ongoing. The situation is tense but measures are being taken to stabilize it and prevent further Russian troops' advancement.

In the Kurakhove direction, the Russian offensive near Paraskoviivka was repelled, with another battle ongoing near Krasnohorivka. Ukrainian forces maintain control, and Russia has not succeeded. Russian losses in this area yesterday were 85 killed or wounded, one IFV, and three cars.

In the Vremivka direction, seven Russian attempts to approach positions near Vodyane and Urozhaine failed. Positions were held.

Two Russian assaults near Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne in the Orikhiv direction also failed.

In other directions, Russia did not engage in active hostilities. The situation remains unchanged.

  • Yesterday, the Russian army lost at least 1,160 soldiers and dozens of pieces of equipment across the front in Ukraine.
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